INFORMATION ABOUT INSTITUTION OF
Dr.T.H.CHOWDARY - CTMS ENDOWMENT LECTURE

Dr. T.H.Chowdary held executive, managerial and directorial positions (General Manager, Deputy Director General) in the Departments of Information and Broadcasting and Telecommunication of Govt. of India. Dr.Chowdary was Information Technology advisor in the rank of Minister of State to the Govt. of A.P. The Endowment Lecture was instituted in 2005.  So far 5 Lectures were conducted.

 
 
 

DETAILS OF PROF. ALLADI  PRABHAKAR ENDOWMENT LECTURES
PREVIOUSLY DELIVERED AND TOPIC OF THE LECTURES

 
Dr. T. H.Chowdary
 

17.05.2005
By Sri R. Ramaraj, Mg. Director & Chief Executive Officer, SIFY.
17.05.2006
By Sri Pradip Baijal, former Chairman, TRAI, New Delhi.
17.05.2007
By Prof. P.V. Indiresan, former Director, IIT, Chennai, Kanpur & Delhi and Past President, IETE.
17.05.2008
By Dr. Ashok V. Desai, Consultant Editor of The Telegraph, Calcutta Daily and A Columnist in Business World Magazine.
17.05.2009
By Dr.S.D. Saxena, former Dirctor, BSNL Board of Directors, New Delhi on “Transforming a Govt. Department”.
17.05.2010
By Dr. J.S. Sarma IAS (Retd) Chairman Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on “Better City, Better Life and Better Family with ICTs”.
17.05.2011

By Sri R.Chandra Shekhar, IAS Chairman, Telecom Commissioner and Secretary. DOT on “The New National Telecom Policy & Better Rural Life with ICTs.

17.05.2012

By Sri T. V. Ramachandran, former Director General of COAI and now Head, Regulation and Public policy, Vodafone on "Indian Rural Life with ICTs".

17.05.2013

By Sri Dr. B. V. Mohan Reddy, Chairman & Managing Director InfoTech Enterprises Limited, Hyderabad on "ICTs And Improving Road Safety".

 
BIO-DATA OF Dr.T.H.CHOWDARY

Dr.T.H. Chowdary holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications.  He held executive, managerial and directorial positions (General Manager, Deputy Director General) in the Departments of (a) Information and Broadcasting and (b) Telecommunications, of the Government of India.  He was the founding Chairman and Managing Director of India’s Overseas Communications Corporation (VSNL).  He was Governor, INTELSAT (Washington) and Executive Director, INMARSAT (London).  He was Senior Expert of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Guyana and Yemen and was engaged by the CIDA (Canada) for writing the Green Paper for restructuring of Telecoms in South Africa and for drafting information and Communications Policy in Nepal.  He was Member of India’s National Task Force on Information Technology and Software. In these several capacities he traveled 75 times to over 50 countries including the former USSR and China.  He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India) and its past President.

He is the founding Director of the Center for Telecom Management and Studies (India) and I.C.T. think-tank and intellectual compaigner for liberalization of India’s telecommunications and for extensive deployment of information and communication technologies in Government and mass use for informatisation of society.

He is Chairman of Pragna Bharathi (Intellect India), a think-tank and a platform for deliberations on socio-political, economic, educational and developmental issues confronting India.
He is the author of several books on telecommunications, information technology, Indian culture and politics and Editor / member, Board of Editors of several journals (national and international) on telecommunications, information technology and socio-political affairs. (eg: INFO; Telecommunications Policy, both from the UK).  He has been editing and publishing the monthly Journal of the Center for Telecom Management and Studies since 1992.

During May 1997 to May 2004, Dr. Chowdary was Information Technology Advisor in the rank of Minister of State to the Government of Andhra Pradesh (India), mentioning the State’s extensive programmes for e-Governance, Government to Citizen (G2C) services (e-Seva) on the Internet, computer education in schools and colleges and broadband applications.
He is a Fellow of Tata Consultancy Services and Satyam Computer Services (the number 1 and 5 I.T. companies of India) and Director of a number of Telecom & I.T. Companies.

 
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